October 30, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s women’s tennis team finished the opening day of the Lady Seminole Classic with only one defeat in singles competition today at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Lady Seminoles concluded their afternoon going undefeated in the doubles flights of the tournament.
“We completed our matches very well today,” said head coach Lise
Gregory. “It is definitely considered a good day any time you can enter
your entire team in a tournament and suffer only one loss.”
Florida State started the day with singles victories from all of
the Lady Seminoles. Nanette Duxin of FSU defeated Johanne Mowatt of FAMU
6-0, 6-1 in her opening match of flight A singles competition. Fellow
Seminole, Jessica Balbuena, also won her opening flight A match against
Aude Boulle of Georgia Southern 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.
In flight B competition, FSU’s number one seed Ali Weber defeated
Georgia Southern’s Carolyn Aldridge 6-0, 6-1 in her only singles match of
the day. Also in flight B competition, Florida State’s Marina Raic and Kia
Asberg won both of their first round matches. Raic downed South Florida’s
Zubor Ildiko 6-3, 6-0 in her opening match and seventh seed Kia Asberg
defeated Judith Boban of Auburn 6-4, 6-0.
Seminoles Kylie Thompson, Christy Travis, and Natalie Carratala
were all victorious in their opening matches in flight C singles. Second
seed Thompson defeated Alex Chong of Florida International 6-4, 6-1 and
third seed Natalie Carratala was victorious over Miami’s Alison Baxter 6-0,
6-0. Teammate Christy Travis downed Andrea Rose of Minnesota 6-3, 6-1 in
her opening match.
Seminoles Duxin, Raic, Weber, Asberg, Thompson, Carratala and
Travis have all advanced to the quarterfinal rounds of their of their
respective singles flights.
In doubles action, Florida State finished the afternoon undefeated.
In flight A doubles, Weber and Asberg teamed to defeat Goldthreate
and Thompson of FAMU and Balbuena and Duxin defeated McGowan and Vargas of
In flight B doubles competition, Florida State’s Carratala and
Travis defeated Stetson’s Reyes and Woods and Seminole’s Raic and Thompson
paired to down FAMU’s Granderson and Mowatt.
Quarterfinal singles play will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. with
doubles action to follow. Play will conclude around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
“There are no easy matches from here on in through the tournament,”
said Gregory. “But if we complete like we did today we should win a lot of
matches tomorrow and be in good position for flight championships on